Mets Sign Mike Lamb

ed feverCorrespondent IApril 25, 2009

CHICAGO - JUNE 1:  Pinch hitter Michael Lamb #26 of the Houston Astros hits a two-run double in the eighth inning, scoring the winning runs against the Chicago Cubs June 1, 2004 at Wrigley Field in Chicago, Illinois. The Astros defeated the Cubs 5-3.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

The Mets have signed Mike Lamb to a minor league deal. While in Houston Lamb was affectionately known as Lambo for his unusual batting stance/swing and his solid power numbers.

The 33 year old left handed hitting corner infielder was let go by the Brewers out of spring training when he refused assignment to AAA. Throughout his career he has primarily been a third baseman but spent significant time at first base and sprinkled in a few games at second, catcher and the outfield.
He's has a lifetime BA of .277 with a slugging percentage of .417, his best seasons came in Houston. While with the Astros in 2004 he had a slugging percentage .511 and in 2006 his BA was .306. Last year he struggled with the Brewers hitting a mere .235 and as I said before didn't make it out of spring training with the team.
When the Mets signed their affiliation with the Bison's they committed to putting a winning product on the field and after Buffalo got off to it's worst start in team history, the Mets have brought in several veteran players.
I'm sure Omar hopes that Pena returns to the power threat he once was in Cincy and Buffalo is chanting Lambo when Mike Lamb comes to bat. Not only will that satisfy Buffalo but it will also give him so very interesting options with a struggling offense.
Also, ex-Astro Mike Lamb has signed with the organization, and presumably will team with Wily Mo Pena and Figueroa to try to reverse Triple-A Buffalo's woeful start while providing organizational depth. Lamb, 33, spent spring training with the Brewers. He hit a combined .235 with one homer and 32 RBI in 272 at-bats with Minnesota and Milwaukee last season. He's played 446 career major-league games at third base and 255 at first base. source Daily News